The Low Down: The Fifth Book in the Gallagher Girl Series, the plot revolves around Cammie and her inability to remember the four months prior to her waking up in a Swiss Convent high in the Alps. She and her best friends Bex, Macey and Liz, along with her sort-of boyfriend, Zach, launch themselves into the unknown when they try to retrace Cammie’s travels. But how much of last summer is she ready to recall?
Best Thang ‘Bout It: For various and sundry reasons (see below, if you care to) I am reading this volume first. I have not read any of the previous books in the series, so I was curious to see if they hold up on their own. I love the spy angle, the fact that these girls are lethal and still in high school. I will be reading the previous four for sure, because they aren’t Nancy Drew-ish in the least.
I’m Cranky Because: I will have to get back with you on this, as I feel I can’t really answer this until I have read the first four books. At this point, I don’t know if I am missing anything or a character took a wrong turn or there are too many unanswered questions.
Should You?: I don’t usually start a series with the fifth book (meaning, never), but since I am trying to read all of the most recent publications by authors who are appearing at the Austin Teen Book Festival in 2012, and I didn’t have the time to read all five, I started with this one. If you like kick-ass heroines who can take care of themselves, intrigue and plaid uniforms, this book’s for you.
Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter was published on March 13, 2012 by Disney Hyperion.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction Contemporary Mystery Spy
Ages: 12 and up